BSSN to team up with Australia to deal with cyber attacks

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The State Code and Cyber Agency (BSSN) said it will team up with Australian counterpart in creating standard of handling cyber attacks.

“Yesterday we organized a workshop with friends from Australia and we will cooperate technically at least in incident handling, in creating the standard,” BSSN spokesman Anton Setiawan told ANTARA News Agency on the sidelines of Indonesia-Australia Digital Forum 2018 here on Wednesday.

BSSN and the Ministry of Communications and Informatics and the Coordinating Ministry of Law, Security and Political Affairs, exchanged experience for capacity building with Australia, Anton said.

BSSN, which was established only a month ago, learned from the sharing of experience in the application of national cyber security policy.

“We only need to carry on with more centralized as those from Australia was counterpart, also a national agency of Australia,” Anton said.

He said a number of similar agencies from other countries have expressed interest in cooperation with BSSN and follow up steps have been take with some of them.

In addition to cyber security, Indonesia-Australia Digital Forum 2018 also discussed creative industry, digital health, fin-tech and start-up as well as smart government.

The Australia-Indonesia Digital Forum was a joint initiative of President Joko Widodo and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a meeting in Sydney in 2017 discussing promotion of cooperation in sciences, technology and innovation.

The 31 January-1 February 2018 activity is a forum of exchange of ideas in digital sector to catch potential trade and development backed up by technology.

Source: ANTARA News